Oct 10, 2023 - Politics

Ballots hit mailboxes for San Diego's special elections

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Ballots will land in mailboxes this week for the upcoming November special elections in San Diego County.

What's happening: Republican Amy Reichert, a ReOpen San Diego leader, faces Democratic San Diego Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe in a runoff for District 4 county supervisor.

Why it matters: The race to fill the vacant seat could determine partisan control of the board of supervisors, which sets policy and manages the county's $8 billion budget.

State of play: Voters in Chula Vista are also electing a city attorney, and residents of the Rainbow and Fallbrook water districts are deciding whether to stop buying water with the rest of the San Diego region.

Context: The seat was vacated when former Supervisor Nathan Fletcher resigned in scandal this spring.

How it works: Voters residing in the fourth district can fill in their ballot at home and return them by mail with a signature on the return envelope or at any official ballot drop box across the county.

  • Voters can also cast their ballots in person any time before Nov. 7.

When and where: Vote at the registrar's office Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm (7am-8pm on Nov. 7)

  • Starting Saturday, Oct. 28, specific vote centers will be open daily from 8am-5pm until the final day of voting on Nov. 7, when all vote centers will be open from 7am to 8pm

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